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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The bestselling country duo of all time, Brooks & Dunn, joined the Country Music Hall of Fame alongside comedian and singer Ray Stevens and record executive Jerry Bradley on Sunday evening, in a star-filled ceremony full of tributes to their lasting legacies.

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SAN FRANCISCO — New York City dove headlong into the race to build bigger and bigger batteries last week, as regulators approved plans for a massive system on the East River in Queens.

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Witnesses have gathered in a small city in upstate New York over the past three weeks to testify in the trial of a man accused of strangling a young nursing student. But there is no jury, no American judge and the man accused is seated next to his defense attorney 2,200 mi…

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PITTSBURGH — Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will be a “center for Jewish life in the United States” and a symbol against hatred.

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The killing of a black woman in her home by a white Fort Worth officer has shattered the trust police have been trying to build with communities of color.

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LOS ANGELES — Ask the daughter of paranormal researcher and “Ghostbusters” inspiration Hans Holzer whether she’s got any scary Halloween memories to share, and Alexandra Holzer doesn’t disappoint.

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — A woman was killed at the home of former "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely and sheriff's deputies fatally shot a suspect on the property, authorities in Southern California said Wednesday.

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When the nation’s largest utility warned customers that it would cut power to nearly 2 million people across Northern California, many rushed out to buy portable generators, knowing the investment could help sustain them during blackouts.

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BARRON, Wis. — The “welcome home” signs celebrating Jayme Closs’s return are long gone. So is the house where the 13-year-old’s parents were shot dead and she was taken. Only a propane tank and hostas ringing what’s left of a ragged tree trunk provide any clue a home once stood there, tucked…

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NEW YORK — Four people were shot to death and four more wounded in a Saturday morning bloodbath inside an illegal Brooklyn gambling den, with cops arriving to find playing cards still on the table amidst the bodies, police said.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the use of for-profit, private detention facilities, including those under contract to the federal government to hold immigrants awaiting deportation hearings, under a bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that he had signed.

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HOUSTON — A man who prosecutors say was driven by vengeance when he fatally shot six members of his ex-wife’s family in Texas, including four children, was on Friday sentenced to death.

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SAN FRANCISCO — The lights were back on Friday for more than half of the nearly 2 million Northern California residents who lost electricity after Pacific Gas & Electric Co. switched it off earlier this week to prevent its equipment from sparking wildfires during dry, windy weather.

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Nearly four weeks into the United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors, employees are starting to feel the pinch of going without their regular paychecks.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — With a bandage above his left eye and a large, red welt below it, former President Jimmy Carter was greeted by a cheering crowd Monday morning as he prepared to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — There is more than one python-hunting army in Florida, but the one run by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission just hit another milestone including the largest python the group has ever captured.

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When a white Dallas police officer who killed an innocent black man in his own living room was sent off to prison this week with a hug from the victim’s brother and the black judge on the case, some saw it as a moment of amazing grace and redemption.

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Having played nearly every corner of the Earth in a nearly 50-year career, the rock band Kiss is taking its show to a new place — under the sea, where they will perform for great white sharks and eight fans separated from them by a small submarine.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors have appealed a judge’s ruling throwing out video evidence that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex at a Florida massage parlor.

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DALLAS — A white former Dallas police officer who shot her black unarmed neighbor to death after, she said, mistaking his apartment for her own was convicted of murder Tuesday in a verdict that prompted tears of relief from his family and chants of “Black Lives Matter” from a crowd outside t…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart's Sam's Club is teaming up with several health care companies to offer discounts on routine care that customers might delay or skip because of the cost.

A 99-year-old World War II veteran paid a visit to Hastings Wednesday as part of an extended impromptu tour of the state of Nebraska and more extensive 50-state tour aimed at giving American citizens a chance to meet a veteran from another era — an opportunity he missed as a younger man more…

“Willa Sibert Cather is greater than General Pershing; she is incomparably greater than William Jennings Bryan. She is Nebraska’s foremost citizen because through her stories she has made the outside world know Nebraska as no one else has done” — Sinclair Lewis, April 1921

Six area farmers and their families are looking to reap the benefits of a berry once relied upon by Native Americans for medicinal purposes that has recently become a much-coveted product in the health food industry.

After touring the Ag Processing Inc. soybean processing plant east of Hastings, including the recent expansion that opened in fall 2016, U.S. Sens Deb Fischer and Pat Roberts spoke Friday about efforts in Washington to ensure there is a strong export market for U.S. agricultural products.

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